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The original publication, called "First annual number, for 1820" was printed by T. Smith at Lexington, Ky., 1820
Planned to be published "annually or casually ... giving a preference to my own unpublished discoveries and those of my friends ... Every number shall form a peculiar tract, which shall be sold separate." cf. p.